• articleApr 2, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Decrease Clinic Credit Card Fees for Co-Pays and Cash

    Trying to save money? It’s a rhetorical question (we know). With declining reimbursement rates, physical therapy clinics are always looking to decrease the cost per patient visit. For clinics large and small, fees for merchant services and credit cards may be a small, yet easy way to lower costs. How would you like to pay only 2.75% for each credit card transaction (truly, that’s it!)? Allow me to introduce you to Square .  Square allows you to …

  • articleMar 28, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Can Private Practice Clinics Gain a Competitive Edge? Durable Medical Supplies.

    Today's post is brought to us by Tim Beury , Operations Manager with Medical Resource Association. Thanks for sharing this information Tim! If you are a physical or occupational therapist in the United States that has been in private practice the you have surely experienced the anxiety filled hour (or two!) of working out a good plan of action to effectively increase your referrals. You are undoubtedly familiar with the work it takes to be viewed in …

  • articleMar 26, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Discover Ideas In Action - March 2012

    Today’s post was contributed by our WebPT Support Team Lead,  Alex Zarazua . Thanks Alex! This morning we are happy to announce that WebPT has launched a number of new enhanced features and support tools. For this latest release we received suggestions and feature requests from hundreds of our members. We’re very excited to share our updates with all of you! Today we are introducing our newly designed Digital Flowsheet. The new Flowsheet has been refreshed to …

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    articleMar 20, 2012 | 6 min. read

    Are you sure you want to open your own practice?

    Our blog post today was written by WebPT member, Dr. Sam Esterson , PT, MA, MBA, DScPT. He is the owner of Esterson and Associates Physical Therapy . He is also the author of a well-received book written in 2003, entitled  Starting & Managing Your Own Physical Therapy Practice: A Guide for the Rookie Entrepreneur . Dr. Esterson will be a featured guest on this month's webinar. Learn more here . Thanks to Sam for his wise words.  Those forward …

  • articleMar 15, 2012 | 4 min. read

    A Reality Check with Chad Novasic: Starting a Clinic Isn't for Everyone, Part II

    Today we are pleased to present Part II of our interview with  Chad Novasic, PT . Chad received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1988, and has served the Racine and Kenosha areas for the last 13 years in private practice. He has practiced several years in both a long term care setting and an acute care outpatient clinic setting. Chad is the owner of  Alliant Physical Therapy Group . Alliant serves Southeastern Wisconsin with …

  • articleMar 12, 2012 | 4 min. read

    A Reality Check with Chad Novasic: Starting a Clinic Isn't for Everyone

    Today we are pleased to present an interview with Chad Novasic, PT . Chad received his B.S. in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in 1988, and has served the Racine and Kenosha areas for the last 13 years in private practice. He has practiced several years in both a long term care setting and an acute care outpatient clinic setting. Chad is the owner of Alliant Physical Therapy Group . Alliant serves Southeastern Wisconsin with several clinics and …

  • articleMar 5, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Christine Wood, PT, DPT Started Her Clinic Part II

    Today we're posting Part II of our interview with WebPT member,  Christine Wood, PT, DPT  of Waynesboro, VA. If you'd like to start with Part I, you can check it out here . Thanks Christine!   Tell us about the ugly side of starting a clinic and what you’ve learned. Everything to do with marketing has been ugly. It’s mind-boggling how people don’t understand the things that they themselves are supposed to be the experts in. One …

  • articleMar 1, 2012 | 3 min. read

    How Christine Wood, PT, DPT Started Her Clinic Part I

    Today we kick off a month-long series for physical therapists about how to start a clinic. We know that many therapists either dream of starting their own practice or want to become even better business owners. Over the next month, we'll share with you interviews, tips, and tricks about being a therapist entrepreneur. Today we're excited to share Part I of our interview with WebPT member, Christine Wood, PT, DPT of Waynesboro, VA. Thanks to Christine for …

  • articleFeb 22, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Top 3 Things PT’s Need To Know About Insurance

    Today's post is contributed by Greg Babiec , Physical Therapist, and Owner Evolve Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation  in New York. Greg is also a member of WebPT. You can follow him on Twitter at @DrBadBack . Thanks, Greg, for contributing your insights and expertise today! As a PT, understanding how health insurance works can sometimes be an unpleasant yet important part of the profession.  Of course, treating patients is our primary role but since we spend so …

  • articleFeb 17, 2012 | 3 min. read

    Considerations Before You Outsource Your Billing

    As a physical therapist, what does it mean to outsource your billing ? Is it worth it to have another company handle your claims? It’s a big change, so what does the on-boarding process look like? These are all excellent questions for you to consider. Even if you think you’re satisfied with your current billing circumstance, it may be worth re-evaluating. It’s always smart to periodically invest some time in auditing your processes and business vendors/partners. You …

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    articleFeb 15, 2012 | 3 min. read

    My Top 5 Physical Therapy Resources in Social Media

    Today we're excited to share  Ann Wendel 's social media resources for physical therapists. Ann is the owner of  PranaPT  and active on social media. Thanks to Ann for being a resource!   WebPT has asked me to share my personal top 5 physical therapy resources in social media. This is by no means an extensive list; it is simply a list of the folks I check in with on a daily basis to share research, hash out …

  • articleFeb 13, 2012 | 2 min. read

    Discover Ideas In Action - February 2012

    Today's blog post was contributed by Alex Zarazua , a stellar member of the WebPT Support team. Thanks Alex! Earlier this morning thousands of WebPT members were greeted with a number enhanced features and a new color scheme as we improved our system this weekend. Approximately 25 members suggested improvements to our application which we developed and implemented in our latest release!   We are so thankful for our contributing members that help improve the system via …

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